Drinking


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What does it mean when you dream about drinking?

Because water is a symbol of the unconscious, drinking water may indicate being nourished by the unconscious. Drinking alcohol may mean that one is seeking either pleasure or escape. Alcoholic ecstasy is also sometimes used to symbolize divine ecstasy, so that drinking in a dream may show a “thirst” for spiritual experiences.

References in classic literature ?
When my fa- ther died I prayed all night, just as I did sometimes when my brother was in town drinking and going about buying the things for us.
The dancers are dull and heavy--most of them have been drinking hard, and have long ago passed the stage of exhilaration.
Mainly they were drinking -- from entire ox horns; but a few were still munching bread or gnawing beef bones.
Just eating and drinking, nothing more, but so much!
I will say no more, until you have joined me in drinking his health on a day when he has wished me to appear among you as the future representative of his name and family.
And I am happy to tell you that it is my grandfather's wish too, and it is now settled that Adam shall manage the woods--a change which I am sure will be very much for the advantage of the estate; and I hope you will by and by join me in drinking his health, and in wishing him all the prosperity in life that he deserves.
I always was fond of eating and drinking, even as a child--especially eating, in those early days.
Monsieur made a mark, but he kept on drinking after that.
On the way Pierre remembered that Anatole Kuragin was expecting the usual set for cards that evening, after which there was generally a drinking bout, finishing with visits of a kind Pierre was very fond of.
The other Growleywogs were not slow to follow suit, and even before they had finished drinking the Chief of the Whimsies and his people came to push them away, while they one and all cast off their false heads that they might slake their thirst at the fountain.
But he never settled down anywhere for long because about twice a year, or even oftener, he had a drinking bout, and then besides spending all his clothes on drink he became turbulent and quarrelsome.
The Serpent, irritated at the escape of his prey, injected his poison into the drinking horn of the countryman.